唱卡拉OK的日常英语 -- :37:51 来源： 我们去唱卡拉OK吧 Let go to karaoke. *虽然卡拉OK在美国的大城市比较受欢迎，但是并不普遍美国人称卡拉OK为“Carry O.K.” Let go to karaoke! (我们去唱卡拉OK吧) Sorry, Im tone-deaf. (对不起，我五音不全) 什么是卡拉OK? What is karaoke? 就是合着录音带的音乐一起唱歌 Singing along with recorded music. 你唱歌拿手吗? Are you good at singing? 我想点首歌 Id like to request a song. 你先唱 You sing first. Go ahead. After you. 大家高兴地玩吧! Let enjoy ourselves. 约翰，你来唱一首吧 How about a song, John? 你打算唱什么歌? What are you going to sing? 来个二重唱吧 Let sing a duet. 现在轮到我了 Now it my turn. It finally my turn. (终于轮到我了) 我不敢在大家面前唱歌 I dont have the nerve to sing in front of people. *have the nerve to...“敢做……， 有做……胆量” I dont have the guts to sing in front of people. 我跟不上新歌的速度(我不会唱新歌) I cant keep up with the new songs. *keep up with...“跟上，不落后于……” I cant keep track of the new music. I cant learn the new songs fast enough. 我五音不全 Im tone-deaf. I have no ear music. My singing is out of tune. (我唱歌总跑调儿) 你唱卡拉OK有什么拿手的歌吗? What your karaoke specialty? What your best song? Which songs do you sing the best? 我从来没听说过那首歌 Ive never heard of that song. Do you know that song? (你知道那首歌吗?) No, Ive never heard of that song. (没有，我从来没听说过那首歌) 你唱得真好! Youre a good singer! You sing very well! Well done! (唱得好) Good job! (太棒了!) 日常英语 英语口语
时代新语：聚会上的“无聊谈话” -- ::1 来源： 有没有觉得参加完一次聚会回来，感觉似乎认识了好多人，跟不少人说了不少的话，但是一句都想不起来？告诉你吧，因为在聚会上，人们之间的谈话基本都是nonversation Nonversation means a completely worthless conversation, wherein nothing is illuminated, explained or otherwise elaborated upon, typically occurs at parties, bars or other events where meaningful conversation is nearly impossible Nonversation(无聊谈话)指没有阐述任何实质内容，也没有任何解释或说明意义的、毫无价值的谈话，这种谈话通常发生在派对、酒吧等有意义的谈话几乎不太可能发生的场合 example: Smith: What a waste of time it is talking to that guy 跟那人聊天简直太浪费时间了 Jones: I know, every time I do, it's like a complete nonversation 我明白每次跟他聊天，我都觉得谈话及其无聊 谈话 无聊 会上 时代
A Sandpiper to Bring You JoyShe was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or some thing and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea. “Hello, ”she said. I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a small child. “I’ m building, ”she said. “I see that. What is it？”I asked, not caring. “Oh, I don’t know. I just like the feel of the sand. ”That sounds good, I thought, and slipped off my shoes. A sandpiper glided by. “That’s a joy, ”the child said. “It’s what？”“It’s a joy. My mama says sandpipers come to bring us joy. ”The bird went glissading down the beach. “Good-bye, joy, ”I muttered to myself, “hello, pain,”and turned to walk on. I was depressed；my life seemed completely out of balance. “What’s your name？”she wouldn’t give up. “Ruth, ”I answered. “I’m Ruth Peterson. ”“Mine’s Wendy. And I‘m six. ”“Hi, Wendy. ”She giggled. “You’re funny, ”she said. In spite of my gloom I laughed too and walked on. Her musical giggle followed me. “Come again, Mrs. P, ”she called. “We’ll have another happy day. ”The days and weeks that followed belonged to others：a group of unruly Boy Scouts3), PTA) meetings, an ailing mother. The sun was shining one morning as I took my hands out of the dishwasher. “I need a sandpiper, ”I said to myself, gathering up my coat. The never-changing balm of the seashore awaited me. The breeze was chilly, but I strode along, trying to recapture the serenity I needed. I had gotten the child and was startled when she appeared. “Hello, Mrs. P, ”she said. “Do you want to play？”“What did you have in mind？”I asked, with a twinge of annoyance. “I don’ t know. You say. ”“How about charades5)？”I asked sarcastically The tinkling laughter burst th again. “I don’t know what that is. ”“Then let’s just walk. ”Looking at her, I noticed the delicate fairness of her face. “Where do you live？”I asked. “Over there. ”She pointed toward a row of summer cottages. Strange, I thought, in winter. “Where do you go to school？”“I don’ t go to school. Mommy says we’re on vacation. ”She chattered little-girl talk as we strolled up the beach, but my mind was on other things. When I left home, Windy said it had been a happy day. Feeling surprisingly better, I smiled at her and agreed.